Rockford Rescue Mission is recognized as the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless,
near-homeless, addicted and working poor in the Rock River Valley.
Rockford Rescue Mission shares hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.
Hello! I’m glad you’re here. As you explore the many facets of Rockford Rescue Mission, let me take this brief opportunity to tell you where we’re headed as a ministry in 2020.
This year we mark 56 years of serving the homeless and hurting in our community and region. Our mission never changes: We share hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness. Our Crisis programs provide food and shelter to hundreds of men, women and children each day. Meanwhile, our Life Recovery Programs offer long-term, Christ-centered help and hope for men and women struggling with addiction, domestic violence and other desperate circumstances.
Yet, change is constant here. The people we serve face different sets of challenges than they did even a few years ago. Today:
2020 brings a new retail venture with Nettie’s Mercantile & Cafe, an exciting combination of the former Restoration Café and Remade shop. Located right next-door to the Mission, this new idea recognizes the trend toward unique shopping in downtown Rockford … while also providing yet another creative outlet for our residents.
Your prayer, financial and volunteer support make all the difference. Our Mission guests feel blessed and encouraged, knowing they have people, churches and businesses standing beside them and supporting their recovery. If you haven’t already, please consider partnering with us. Your impact will last for eternity.
Ann Dittmar, Chair
Attorney: Guyer & Enichen P.C.
Ronald Billy, Jr., Vice Chair
Architect: Tyson & Billy Architects PC
Char Remer, Secretary
Retired: School Administrator
International Playground Director:
Kids Around the World
Senior Vice President: Illinois Bank & Trust
Professor: Dominican University
Retired: ComEd Human Resources
President: Heartwood Creations
President: High PSA LTD
Trust Officer: Midland States Bank
Rev. Robert David Aldridge
Pastor, Bethany Presbyterian Church
Rev. Peder Carlson
Retired Presbyterian Pastor
Rev. Gordon E. Hanstad
Retired Baptist General Conference Pastor
Rev. James H. Harness
Retired Minister & Missionary
CEO, Todd Transit
Rev. Dwight Zuercher
Retired Baptist Pastor
The Launch of Hope Place